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What can you expect from technology in 2019?

What can you expect from technology in 2019?
13th December 2018 Amy

What can you expect from technology in 2019?

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018.

Following the year where GDPR came into effect, more organisations fell victim to cybercrime and AI continued to dominate the headlines – we felt it was appropriate to look into what is in store for 2019.

Below are three of the most noteworthy predictions for 2019:



Machine Learning continues to revolutionise the workplace; automating a range of processes and singular tasks; reducing workloads and increasing time and efficiencies in a variety of industries. In 2019, it is anticipated that the use of machine learning with diversify across even more markets. Industries such as Teaching and Learning, Legal and Law, Medical and Transportation are all expected to embrace Machine Learning in 2019. Google is already working on a way to use ML for predicting patients’ deaths, and the results glean a 95% accuracy, which is better than hospitals’ in-house warning systems. This is just one example of our Machine Learning is set to revolutionise a number of industries in 2019.



2018 saw announcements from car manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes, Honda and Jaguar Land Rover revealing that their new vehicles will begin feature AI Assistant functionality. Some of these manufacturers launched vehicles in 2018, whilst others will wait until early 2019 to release. In the case of BMW and Mercedes; they have decided not collaborate with an existing AI provider and instead produce their own. The introduction of AI Assistants into car production shows an adaptation away from at-home assistants into the wider world. In 2019, this is only expected to continue to grow.



In the first few months of 2019, it’s anticipated that the first of the fines will be distributed for non-compliance with GDPR. At time of writing, the benchmark for fines has not yet been established and any indication of what these may be is speculative. Further to this, Gartner predicts that over the next five years the legislation in addition to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and ePrivacy regulation will further restrict the use of cookies due to the ambiguity of consent. Explicit consent will be more strictly enforced.


2019 will be an exciting year within the technology space. Are there any key predictions you are excited about? Let us know at [email protected]

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